Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Paperback)
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Short Description for Born to Run Part adventure story, part extreme sports, "Born to Run" is a riveting tale about one journalist's quest to discover the secrets of the world's greatest distance runners--a reclusive Indian tribe living deep in the Copper Canyon of northern Mexico.
- Published: 29 March 2011
- Format: Paperback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780307279187 ISBN 10: 0307279189
- Sales rank: 630
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Born to Run
There were several themes running through this book, none of which fully achieved its purpose. As a result the book was somewhat disjointed and confusing, darting from one theme to another without fully exploring the previous theme. Commentary on the races was flimsy, as was explanation on minimalist running. A few explanatory pictures or drawings would have made a big difference. A mud map of the location would have provided some background as the the course. There were many claims made and quotes given with minimal source references or bibliography. Some photographs would have put a face to the characters.
The author obviously has a lot of good things to say, but in his endeavour to include everything, the book lacks focus and clarity.
Overall the book was interesting but did not live up to its potential. by Richard Danksunder review